報告題目：Integration of Biomass and Petroleum
報 告 人：Prof. Ying Zheng
工作單位：The University of Edinburgh, UK
Date Institution Degree
1999 University of Western Ontario (Canada) Ph.D., Chemical Engineering
1994 Northwest University (China) M.Sc.E, Chemical Engineering
1991 Northwest University (China) B.Sc.E, Chemical Engineering
July, 2015 Professor, Chair of Chemical Reaction/Catalysis Engineering, University of Edinburgh;
2012-2017 Canada Research Chair in Chemical Processes and Catalysis, University of New Brunswick;
2008-2012 Full Professor, University of New Brunswick;
2004-2008 Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick;
1999-2004 Assistant Professor, University of New Brunswick;
AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
2016 Elected Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering (加拿大工程院院士).
2003-Now Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), New Brunswick （注冊職業工程師）.
2014 Member, the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, Royal Society of Canada;
2014 Elected Fellow, the Chemical Institute of Canada (加拿大化學學會會士);
2012 Fredrik and Catherine Eaton Visitorship Award;
2010 The 2010 Syncrude Canada Innovation Award;
2009 University research scholar;
2009 Imperial Oil University Research Award;
2007 Humboldt Fellowships by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation;
2014 Vice President, Catalysis Division, the Chemical Institute of Canada;(加拿大催化學會副理事)
2008-Now Executive Committee of Catalysis Division, the Chemical Institute of Canada;
2012 &14 Awards committee for Canadian Catalysis Award and Syncrude Canada Innovation Award
2013 Chair of Technical Program, 63rd CSChE, Fredericton, NB, October 20-23.
2012 Visiting Professorship, Queen’s University at Belfast
PATENTS (5 PATENTS AND TWO TECHNOLOGIES BEING FILED)
Bassi, A.S. Zhu, J., Lan, Q., Margaritis, A. and Zheng, Y. (2004): Liquid-solids circulating fluidized bed. US 6,716,344 B1, issued on April 6, 2004. Licensed to Renix Inc. http://www.renix.ca/
Zheng Y., Zhang Q., Lin H., Process for Upgrading Heavy Hydrocarbon Liquids, US provisional, 62/212165, August, 2015. Licensed to BEIJING YANHUAXIN ENVIRONMENTAL SCI-TEC CO., LTD
Zheng Y., Chou L., “A novel sorbent materials for selective removal of S and N from liquid hydrocarbon fuel”, US patent, 7,935,248B2, Canadian patent 2,641,835, issued in May 2011.
MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS (120 ORIGINAL PAPERS IN TOTAL)
Kyle A. Rogers and Ying Zheng, 2016, Selective Deoxygenation of Biomass-derived Bio-oils Within Hydrogen Modest Environments: A Review and New Insights, ChemSusChem, (accepted)
Zhang H., Lin H., Zheng Y., Hu YF, MacLennan A., 2016, Catalytic activity and chemical structure of Nano MoS2 synthesized in a controlled environment, Reaction Chem.&Eng., 1, 121-254 (cover page).
Zhang HP, Lin HF, and Zheng Y., et al., 2014, Hydroprocessing of waste cooking oil over a dispersed nano catalyst:Kinetics study and temperature effect, Appl. Cataly. B: Environ., 150-151 (2014) 238-248
Zhang HP, Lin HF, and Zheng Y. 2014, The role of cobalt and nickel in hydrodeoxygenation of vegetable oils, Appl. Cataly. B: Environ., 160–161, 415-422.
Ng, S, Al-Sabawi, M, Wang, J, Ling, H, Zheng, Y, FCC coprocessing oil sands heavy gas oil and canola oil. 1. Yield structure, FUEL, 156, 163-176, 2015.
Wang Y., Wang H., Lin H., Zheng Y., Zhao J., Pelletier A. and Li K., 2013, “Effects of Solvents and Catalysts in Liquefaction of Pinewood Sawdust for the Production of Bio-oils”, Biomass&Bioenergy, 59, 158-167.
We currently live in a fossil-based economy: we depend on oil for our energy, transport, materials and chemicals production. However, substantial steps into the transition toward a bio-based economy have been taken. Multiple drivers, some policy and geographically dependent, are steering an economy where new bioproducts are replacing their fossil counterparts and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are reduced. The petroleum-based industry and bio-based industry seem to be parallel. Can these two industries go hand in hand in the transition to post-petroleum era? Both of petroleum and biofuel have the original source – biomass. Here we introduce our recent results: integration of renewable materials with petroleum for either improving the quality of petroleum fuels or promoting the conversion of biomass to biohycarbons. An example is presented that glycerol is applied to refine FCC slurry oil and the paraffin contents of slurry oil was increased by about 35wt% and the multiple-ring aromatics is reduced by half. A second example presents thermolysis of lignin cellulosic materials in heavy petroleum oil. Biomass is directly converted to paraffin and light aromatics, which are chemically similar to petroleum oil.